This service is for people living in the community either with their families or independently. As with all of our services, we aim to help individuals develop strategies and life skills, such as budgeting, cooking and cleaning, which enables them to reduce the requirement of formal support.
After a person is diagnosed with autism spectrum or a different complex needs an individual support plan will be negotiated between the service and the local authority; who will normally fund this service.
Personalised support can be offered to individuals in a range of living environments and situations, such as:
• Individuals who live at home with their parents
• Individuals who live in supported accommodation
• Individuals who live independently in the community
• Individuals who live in a residential care home
Support plans will be developed with the individual to maximise choice and based on an in-depth assessment of need, which will include the following:
• Developing structured and meaningful activities throughout the week
• Gaining skills for work which will contribute to a pathway to employment
• Support with or enrolling into further education
• Developing social interaction and communication skills
• Developing essential life skills/household management skills (i.e. budgeting, paying bills, domestic tasks)
• Developing skills to safely access the community
Each individual has varying hours of support depending on their specific needs which range from 7 hours per week to 24 hours per day, 7 days a week. Support is given to maintain dignity and respect, build confidence and self-esteem, thereby ensuring that the person is empowered to access desired activities and maintain and develop their skills at all times.